Alter Ego 2 and Incidental Exercise

A few days ago I introduced you to Momlith, Sword Matron. I guess most of us have wonderful fantasy lives and at least one other alter ego. But, I also wonder if I have a multiple personality disorder living in my head. Nah! This is too much fun to be a mental illness.

Me as a black jaguar and
sticking my tongue out at the world!

The pundits of self-help (Wow, I should probably copyright that!) tell you to envision your goal and one of my goals is to be a tall, svelte red-headed 32 year-old woman. (I had better put that “woman” part in. Remember the ancient Chinese curse: “Be careful what you wish for”. It’s in that Monkey Paw story and if I only said 32-year old who knows what I would have turned into. ) That’s not going to happen in real life so…I will make of it what I can.

Tall is relative. I presently am a Petite size (that’s under 5’4″ not an actual weight-related size). I am 5’3 1/2″ but to me anything taller than that is tall. I tried being a red-head once. I’m not so good at it, I’ll leave that one to my beautiful sister. Svelte? Hmmmm I’m working on it. I think svelte is the way big cats like panthers and jaguars look. Definitely not skinny but all muscle like coiled springs. Wait, jaguars aren’t tall so I’ll go back to the idea of a 32-year old woman. Why 32? All grown up; experienced in the world; silly stuff over; aware of the present and the future; mildly serious; and in total control of herself/myself. I like her. I shall name her and incorporate her into my clique of alter egos. She shall be Christine Durant. I shall be Christine Durant, one of the world’s most influential women in Goldstream Meadows. I like this one.

Okay, I’m now a tallish (5’7″), auburn (red tone) 32-year-old woman. I have a husband, 2 children(girls) 5 and 7 and a wonderful job. We own a house in a great neighbourhood to raise children. We have three vehicles: a van for my husband’s painting business, a Boss 302 Mustang for his fun and a 7 passenger SUV for me and the soccer girls.  And for pets we have ferrets (we have to be different, unique).

Sofia Vergara is

I have to work at being svelte. I have a tendency towards obesity. I am an amazing cook and only buy healthy for myself and my family; lots of fresh veggies, chicken and fish. I use portion control when I serve my family so I don’t start any bad habits in my children and keep my husband healthy for a long life together.  I have an exercise schedule and believe in “Incidental Exercise” promoted by my family doctor, Michelle Fretz. Incidental exercise is based on the everyday activities we do. Do more. I never take the escalator or elevator for walks under three stories. I laugh at people who drive to the gym to spend 15 minutes on the treadmill or stationary bike. I laugh at the irony. Ha Ha! I wear a pedometer whenever I am not in my pyjamas.  My goal is 20,000 steps a day. I make more trips back and forth in the house. I walk the ferrets. I get out of the car and walk around the field at soccer practices. I put dishes in the cup board one at a time.  Incidental exercise and good eating habits help me get and stay svelte.

Now the personality stuff. This me knows what my goals are and has a set of plans to reach them. A five-year plan, a retirement plan and a health plan. I build in down time: daily relaxation like reading and meditation; coffee and brunch time with friends. I have a budget and stick pretty close to it. I wear flattering and appropriate clothing. I own boots and can wear them! (This is goal of mine in real life. Yeah for Pennington’s!) I am confident and competent in all I doo. I am involved with my children’s activities but still find lots of time with my husband.

OK, now that I have another alter ego, and I really like Christine Durant, I have more ammunition in my fight against obesity and self-destruction (unintentional but not uninformed). Thanks for listening. ;D Diane

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on October 25, 2012.

2 Responses to “Alter Ego 2 and Incidental Exercise”

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